Category Archives: Women and Abortion Regret

Pro-Life speaker comments on “aggressive” post-abortion women

A woman who speaks publicly about abortion’s painful aftereffects on women wrote: “I learned to take the aggression of the pro-choice women until their pain comes through. During the talks I gave, it was the women who did the screaming … Continue reading

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Abortionist on women’s reactions after abortion

Julius Fogel, abortionist and psychiatrist: “There is no question about the emotional grief and mourning following an abortion… Many come in [to the office, even years later] – some are just mute, some hostile. Some burst into crying… There is … Continue reading

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Counselors say women regret abortions many years later

Counselors Dennis and Matthew Linn, SJ and Sheila Fabricant M. Div write: “Our experience in our healing prayer confirms that women who choose to abort a child grieve for their babies. We have often prayed with women who, many years … Continue reading

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British Victims of Abortion inundated with letters from postabortion women

Pro-life activists Melanie Symonds and Phyllis Bowman from British Victims of Abortions (BVA),  write: “The plan has always been ultimately to provide a national telephone helpline along with one-to-one counseling with group backup. Another area which opened up was the opportunity … Continue reading

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Survey: most post-abortion women wouldn’t want to abort again

The post-abortion organization, Open Arms, has been gathering information from abortive women since 1986. These items from their ongoing survey reflect data released in the spring of 1997: Reason for Abortion Social: 82% Economic: 9% Health: 5% Life: 1% Rape: … Continue reading

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Counselor comments on “spiritual agony” of abortion

Theresa Burke, who has worked with hundreds of postabortion women: “The psychological and spiritual agony of abortion is silenced by society, ignored by the media, rebuffed by mental health professionals, and scorned by the women’s movement. Postabortion trauma is a serious … Continue reading

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Abortion clinic counselor: women experience grief after abortion

Antonia Clissa, abortion counselor: “If they choose to terminate the pregnancy, there is the loss of parenting the potential life… Some women may not have any associated grief at the time and may experience it many years later or not … Continue reading

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Many women seek post-abortion support

Theresa Burke of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries talks about how many women participate in the healing retreats her organization runs: “In 2006 our organization will provide 450 weekend retreats for healing after abortion. Each retreat will have between 12 and 25 … Continue reading

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Psychologist testifies about abortion’s aftereffects

Psychologist Wanda Franz, PhD, testifying before Congress on March 16, 1989: “Women who report negative aftereffects from abortion know exactly what their problem is… They report horrible nightmares of children calling to them from trash cans, of body parts, and blood. … Continue reading

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Textbook for providers: adolescents have more postabortion trauma

In a textbook meant to teach future abortion workers, it says: “Adolescents can present the counsellor with sharply delineated views and feelings, they tend to be dissatisfied with the choice of abortion, viewing abortion as “wrong” and perhaps because of … Continue reading

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